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Mexican Filmmaker to Speak at Southwestern Oct. 30

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    María Suárez

María Suárez is the first woman to direct a television series in Mexico

Mexican filmmaker and television director/producer María Fernanda Suárez De Garay will speak at Southwestern on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. the Marsha Shields Room (second floor of the campus center). The talk is free and open to the public.

Suárez is the first woman to direct a television series in Mexico. She directed the successful television series “Mujeres Asesinas” (“Women killers”), which aired in both Mexico and the United States from 2008-2010.

Suárez also directed the 2010 series “Gritos de muerte y libertad” about the Mexican independence of 1810; and the 2011 series “El encanto del águila” about the Mexican revolution of 1910. Her work depicts how the effects of psychological violence, in the form of abuse, sadness and isolation, lead women to make tragic decisions. In addition, her historical fiction series portray real life heroines as well as collective and anonymous female characters as necessary agents of social change.

The talk will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation. For more information, contact Ángeles Rodríguez, assistant professor of Spanish, at 512-863-1573 or  rodrigua@southwestern.edu.